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Personality and ethnic link to healthcare satisfaction finds NZ study

Agreeable extroverts are more likely to be highly satisfied with their health care, according to a study published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal. But the study also found that non- Pākehā New Zealanders lower satisfaction rates with healthcare was due to other factors than psychological or demographic characteristics.

NZ health care system: 4th for performance & 8th for equity

The latest rankings of health care systems of 11 wealthy countries by the Commonwealth Fund puts New Zealand fourth for performance and 8th for equity

Speedy ward changes wins award for charge nurse manager

Quick changes in a very short time in the job has won Timaru charge nurse manager Olivia Pearson a leadership award.

Rural patient advocate wins award

Advocating to ensure rural patients receive the same quality care as those living in big cities has won Hokitika district nurse Jessie Gibbens an Open for Leadership award.

Anything but uniform: what nurses wear to work

Views on uniforms are as diverse as the nurses who wear them. Nursing Review talks to two nursing directors about their process of introducing a new uniform for nursing staff.

MH nursing vacancies create pressure

High vacancy rates for mental health nurses were not new but still concerning with nurses sometimes overwhelmed by patient demand, say nursing leaders.

Southern nursing leadership shake-up

Strong opposition to nursing leadership changes at Southern District Health Board has seen some positions saved but major job changes are still afoot.

UK nurse numbers falling: working conditions one of top reasons

For the first time in recent history more nurses and midwives left the United Kingdom workforce than joined, new figures from the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council reveal.

Kiwis on world stage

Kiwis have been centre stage at the International Council of Nurses 2017 congress now underway in Barcelona with more than 8000 nurses from across the globe attending.

Student nurses: leaders in the making

CATHLEEN ASPINALL argues that fresh eyes and critical thinking means nursing students can be leaders from their undergraduate days onwards and outlines how she and her students helped spur Nursing Review's new student-focused section.
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